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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-21/2326 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 18 May 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 19 June 2023)|
The Council of Ministers approved Decree Law No. 50 of 17 May 2022 called 'Urgent measures on national energy policies, business productivity and investment attraction, as well as on social policies and the Ukrainian crisis.' The decree law provides economic aid to companies and families to mitigate the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the Italian economy. Among the measures to promote economic recovery and business productivity is the establishment of a support fund for agricultural enterprises.
€20 million has been provided to fund this measure. The money will be allocated in the form of non-repayable grants. This money will compensate for the negative economic repercussions that have resulted from the war in Ukraine. Some of these consequences include losses of turnover due to the contraction of demand, the interruption of existing contracts and projects, and the crisis in supply chains.
Beneficiaries of the fund are small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises that meet the following requirements:
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners.
No data available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
|A2 Forestry and logging|
|A3 Fishing and aquaculture|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Grants for small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises affected by the war in Ukraine, measure IT-2022-21/2326 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-21_2326.html
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